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What last does Alden use in its BB Shoes?

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Wondering if anyone knows the last used by Alden in its production shoes for Brooks Brothers. This is for sizing purposes. For example, this shoe looks suspiciously like the 9016 on the Hampton last, but one of the commenters notes that it's actually on the Snap last and is significantly narrower.
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=225&Product_Id=1075654&Parent_Id=522&default_color=BLACK&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=#null
Any easy way to figure out what lasts the BB models are on? I can't imagine they're ALL on the snap last, are they?
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Wondering if anyone knows the last used by Alden in its production shoes for Brooks Brothers. This is for sizing purposes. For example, this shoe looks suspiciously like the 9016 on the Hampton last, but one of the commenters notes that it's actually on the Snap last and is significantly narrower.
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=225&Product_Id=1075654&Parent_Id=522&default_color=BLACK&sort_by=§ioncolor=§ionsize=#null
Any easy way to figure out what lasts the BB models are on? I can't imagine they're ALL on the snap last, are they?

 

They vary, this has been addressed in a scattered, ramshackle way throughout a number of threads on this forum.  I know that the BB cordovan PTB I have is on the "M58" last, but I do not remember all the other ones.  If you search through the official Alden thread, you can probably find an answer (along with sizing advice); you can also find some info directly on the BB site, under Q&A for each product (AR_Six already knows this, just listing it here for anyone reading the thread).

I wish I had a better answer for you, but I cannot remember all of them.  If someone has compiled a list of lasts, I would very much like to see it. 

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After that last post, I decided to make the list... so here it is

 

From what I can gather from the official Alden thread:

Calf PTB = Barrie
Cordovan PTB = M58
Cordovan Wingtip = M75
Cordovan Perforated Captoe Balmoral = Snap

 

This thread provides the following (contradictory) info:

Quote:srivats
Cap Toe Blucher: Snap last (very similar to hampton)
PTB: M58 last (same as barrie but sized 1/2 size up -- i.e buy your usual size in BB PTBs)
Wingtip Bal: Plaza last
Captoe Bal: Hampton last
Unlined LHS: Copley last *
Monk/Tassel/Full Strap: aberdeen
Quote:SWB120
BB Tassel loafer = Aberdeen
BB Penny unlined loafer = Van
BB Blucher = Barrie
BB Straight tip = Aberdeen
BB Perforated cap toe = Snap
BB Wingtip bal = Plaza


This thread on AAAC seems to provide info, but has been discounted here at SF

 

If anyone has any more info, please post it, and I can update this list (or you can make a better one).

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